from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house specially devised for storing fruit.


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  • Beyond this square to the west was the fruit-house and the tool-house -- the latter large enough to house all the farm machinery we should ever need.

    The Fat of the Land The Story of an American Farm

  • After the barrels are filled and headed they should at once be placed on their sides in a barn or shed, or in piles, covered with boards, from sun and rain, or if a fruit-house or cellar is handy they may at once be placed therein; the object should be to keep them as cool and at as even a temperature as possible.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882

  • Then she went into the fruit-house and secured the earliest peaches which were coming into their finest bloom.

    A Modern Tomboy A Story for Girls

  • Beside the apple-tree stood a sort of fruit-house, which was not securely fastened, and where one might contrive to get an apple.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • Gavroche directed his steps towards this garden; he found the lane, he recognized the apple-tree, he verified the fruit-house, he examined the hedge; a hedge means merely one stride.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • So we went to the fruit-house for apples, which Mrs. Mostyn herself selected from an upper shelf, mounting a ladder with equal agility and grace; then to the stables, where these dainties were crunched by two very fat carriage-horses; then to the miniature farm-yard, and the tiny ivy-covered dairy beyond; and just as I was beginning to feel the first qualms of my besetting humiliation, fatigue, Mrs. Mostyn led us round to the garden -- a garden with high red walls, and a dial in the meeting-place of the flower-bordered paths; and we sat down in a rustic seat cosily fitted into one sunny corner, just behind a great bed of hyacinths in flower.

    Cecilia de Noël


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